deck construction from wood in hickory NCThe level of service, affordability, and detail you can expect from FS Decks and Fencing for any deck construction professionally done won’t be matched by any other company. All of your needs can be handled by us! The work we do for our customers does not stop until each and every one is completely satisfied with what we have done for them. With years of experience and the best service around, FS Decks and Fencing is the best in the industry. In addition to our residential, commercial, and industrial services, we have the necessary tools, materials, and training to complete even the most complex deck construction projects. As a result of our broad range of services, we are able to offer all of them at an affordable price.

It may not seem like a difficult task to construct a deck, but it isn’t as straightforward as it seems. There is no doubt that a deck that does not have a solid foundation is not going to be stable, and within a very short period of time, it will collapse, causing costly repairs at best, and potentially causing serious injury at worst. We recommend that you call the professionals at FS Decks and Fencing today so that we can help you plan the perfect deck for your home and prevent any nasty accidents from occurring.

It is important to understand that our team is made up of skilled craftspeople with years of experience in the construction industry, and we direct the same level of care and attention to all the projects we handle, regardless of the size or the budget. Whether you have something ambitious in mind or you are looking for something a little more modest, what you can expect from FS Decks and Fencing is the same level of customer care and quality workmanship that has come to define the company since its inception.

Construction Services for Your Backyard Deck

Our deck construction company in Hickory, North Carolina is licensed, bonded, and insured. As a deck construction company, we offer a variety of deck construction styles, including the following:

  • Wood – Pressure Treated
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Ipe
  • And More Deck Construction Services!

With FS Decks and Fencing, you are certain to get the deck of your dreams when you choose FS Decks and Fencing to construct your new deck or repair your existing deck. Call us today to get your free quote on all of our deck construction services and find out more about what we can do for you.

Wood – Pressure Treated

When replacing an existing deck or building a brand new deck, you will encounter three main types of deck materials to consider. The three typical types of decking materials are wood, composite wood, and synthetic wood. Pressure-treated wood is the most common material used in the construction of decks. Pressure-treated wood is a very cost-effective decking material that can be used both indoors and outdoors. This material is rot-resistant, insect-repellent, and approved for use in ground contact areas.

Western Red Cedar

It is a good idea to use Western Red Cedar decking as a way to increase the value and appearance of your home. When you build a deck out of Western Red Cedar, you will be able to extend your living space outside, make use of damp or uneven terrain, and give a contemporary touch to a traditionally styled home.

Ipe Deck Construction

A natural wood decking material of the highest quality, Ipe is considered to be the best on the market today. There are many uses for Ipe decking. The durability of this material makes it an ideal choice for high-traffic commercial projects, such as piers and boardwalks at beaches, as well as public benches in locations with high foot traffic. Having said that, its beauty, strength, and low maintenance requirements also make it one of the most popular materials for the construction of residential decks.

Get a free quote on all deck construction services when you contact us today to schedule a time for your free consultation. As part of our deck construction services, our contractors will visit your property to discuss your options for the construction of your deck. Call us to learn more about our services today, if you would like to learn more about how we can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit to build my deck?

If you’re building a new deck on your house, you’ll need a county permit if it’s more than 12 inches above ground. If your deck is less than 12 inches above grade, you don’t need a county permit because it’s a patio, not a deck. It’s always a good idea to check with your local permit and inspection office, as these codes change all the time.

What do I need in order to get a permit for my project?

Basically, you need a copy of your property plat that shows the house and its location along with the property lines. Specify where the new deck will go on the plat. There’s also a county fee and an application for a permit. You’ll also need a drawing of the deck to scale (usually to 1 inch equals 1 foot) that shows the dimensions, footer size, beam size, joist size, decking material, railing system and staircase location if any. To expedite the permit process, you’ll need your county property tax account number. Whenever you’re designing your deck, make sure you stay within any setback requirements and building restrictions, which should be clearly marked on your property plat.

Do we need to call North Carolina 811 Utility Notification?

Any time you dig, NC Utility Notification needs to be called. Remember: safety first. If we are installing the deck for you, we are required by law to call Miss Utility. For your convenience, we have enclosed the phone number for NC Utility Notification at 1-800-632-4949 or by dialing 8-1-1. Remember, NC Utility Notification only marks public utilities, gas, electric, phone and cable TV. If you have private lines such as electric run to your bug zapper or you have a well, septic tank or sprinkler system, these are not located by NC Utility Notification and it is up to the customer to advise us as to the approximate location of underground obstructions. We will do every thing possible not to damage private utilities. Unfortunately FS Decks and Fencing cannot be responsible for damage done to private underground obstructions.

What type of framing material should I use for my new deck?

The new pressure treated southern yellow pine is ACQ. Alkaline Copper Quat replaces Chromated Copper Arsenate, which was introduced in 2002. It’s supposed to be better for the environment, but it doesn’t seem that way. (We’ll see). Today, most decks are framed with #2 grade southern yellow pine. For a little more money, you can upgrade the framing to a #1 grade. There’s no guarantee that you’ll see a difference in value from upgrading to #1 grade lumber. 99% of our customers are okay with #2 grade.

Should I take caution when using a grill, patio heater or any other heat source on my deck?

You should use extreme caution when using any heat source on your new deck or screen porch. When grilling or using a patio heater, for example. Grills and patio heaters can reach temperatures over 800 degrees and can cause severe damage to structures, so keep plenty of distance from railings, houses, or anything else that might come into contact with the heating element. If you’re installing a heat source near an existing structure, read the manufacturer’s instructions. Whenever you use a heat source, make sure it’s always maintained properly and never left unattended. It’s very easy for grease to catch on fire.